The appeals court also found that restricting distribution of literature to jurors summoned for jury duty was legally permissible, and that Schmidter’s conviction for contempt on those grounds should be upheld. Schmidter was re-sentenced today to serve 145 days in the Orange County Jail, and was immediately taken into custody.Read more »
Orlando Chief Judge Belvin Perry ordered Mark Schmidter to 141 days in the Orange County Jail for violating his first order, regarding jury pamphlets, and 151 days for his second order, regarding free-speech zones. These sentences are concurrent. Perry also gives him $250 fine for each violation.Read more »
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